|Copyright 1984 New World Pictures.
| Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'
- George Cooper - Photographer who has been doing work involving bums.
- Lauren - George's girlfriend, she has a pimple on her butt.
- Capt Bosch - Policeman, his wife is the first we see munched. We never see him drinking. (Cops always drink in bad movies remember?)
- Reverend - Daniel Stern! Guy who runs a soup kitchen, he has some cool hair.
- Murphy - Freelance reporter out to get a story, the only thing he does get is munched.
- Wilson - Corrupt director for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Reverend shoots him.
- C.H.U.D. - Bums who have been mutated by toxic waste into Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers.
|Always suspected there was something funny about New York City and this film proves it. Capt Bosch is being forced by the police commissioner and others to cover up disappearences while the situation grows worse. Between the information Reverend, George, and Murphy gather the plot does thicken, into what I have no idea but it does thicken. We don't get to see the monsters very often which is pretty annoying, we didn't even get to see the diner attack, only the results. I do applaud this film for killing off the reporter though, if they had done in the photographer I might worship it. Ever wonder why the heavily armed and trained police never make it through but a chunky reporter does? (Me too.) The plot muddles around for a long time on Reverend and George running from C.H.U.D. in the sewers before wrapping up with a natural gas explosion. But it doesn't end there, we get to see John Goodman as a cop when C.H.U.D. attack a diner - and the movie ends! Though watching the monsters eat him would have made the film ten minutes longer, not a little man.|
|Things I Learned From This Movie:|| |
- Stay way clear of manhole covers.
- Women are much less attractive when they are talking about a pimple on their ass.
- Girls - Never turn turn your head abruptly when someone is applying lipstick to you.
- When you know the sewer is being flooded with natural gas don't go down there. Darwin didn't figure on New Yorkers...
- There is nuclear waste buried under New York City.
- The New York City Police Department has flamethrowers.
- When investigating a sewer for monsters make sure you have a good flashlight.
- Screaming out your window for help in New York City is likely to bring more insults than succor.
- Cops leave their cars unlocked with keys in the ignition.
- 3 mins - Yes lovely, we get to watch a street sweeper for two minutes straight... ...oh, oh wait! Suck up the pigeon! Hit the gas and get the pigeon! Please, oh please... (it flew away) ...stupid bird.
- 30 mins - Some strange roaring going on in the sewers and you fools aren't running.
- 42 mins - Yeah, what does C.H.U.D. stand for?
- 43 mins - That guy just ate Reverend's quarter! He took it out of the pay phone and ate it! Wait, that's really not very threatening.
- 54 mins - So this guy was just carrying around a padlock?
- 60 mins - Now why is this woman going to open the sewer entrance in her basement? Just one of those, "I wonder what treasures are down here..." things?
- 62 mins - SHOWER SCENE! Pan down! Pan down! Pan down you Communists!
- 66 mins - Why did the neck elongate?
| ||Audio clips in wav format||SOUNDS||Starving actors speak out|| |
||A C.H.U.D. roaring.
||Policeman: "She says some monster came out of the sewer and ate her grandfather."
||Murphy: "You figure it out! You may not know it but there's NRC men crawling all over this God damned city. Something's gone wrong and it's so bad nobody wants to talk about it. The cops are going nuts trying to figure out why a bag lady wants a handgun!"
||Wilson: "Two gas company guys just found it, a Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller, a C.H.U.D."
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|I've been trying to figure out what environmental advantage having a long neck would be in New York City, especially when women are armed with swords... |
C.H.U.D., we hardly knew thee.
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Reply #9. Posted on February 20, 2000, 11:36:07 AM by Stefan Robak
I wold just like to point out 3 CHUD referances that were funny as Hell: 1) On the Simpsons Homer is falling of a building and grabs on to Otto who's bungee jumping. Homer grabs on to him and his extra weight streches out the bungee more enough to send them down a man hole. Homers sees sees CHUDs, Morlocks and Molemen. 2) Homer explains he fell down into the sewer when he was chased by a pimp in New York and then said "and that's when the CHUDs came after me. 3) on the Critic a movie critic is being bribed to give a movie a good review. The critic states: "This made Hud look like CHUD. And I loved Hud." Jay says he'll report him to the critics society and the other critc says: "They're at the buffet." Then you see all these guys at a buffet and a man who says: "Sorry this table is reserved for Roger Ebert."
Reply #10. Posted on March 08, 2000, 07:01:38 PM by email@example.com
I instantly fell in love with CHUD. I had passed it so many times in various places, and was always intesely curious what those fine letters stood for. Imagine my jubilance when I discovered that they meant "cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers" or as Daniel stern figure out later, "contamination hazardous urban disposal." CHUD has got to be the best of the worst, a B-movie triumph. If any one knows where I can acquire a copy of CHUD 2:Bud the CHUD, e-mail me and let me know. how could i possibly miss out on a sequel that follows a movie where they have lines such as: "That doesn't wash, Bosch."
Reply #11. Posted on May 05, 2000, 10:57:08 AM by firstname.lastname@example.org
C.H.U.D. rocked. I love cheesy monster movies, and I hate CGI. Long live rubber suits. C.H.U.D. is a perfect example of great suits and cheesy filmmaking. And Daniel Stern rocks. Not to mention this flick had a better-than-average prophet of doom. The twitchy guy with the knife kicked ass, too. Just one complaint. Someone seems to have...chudded on the box of the copy that I rented. Ick.
Reply #12. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Samzilla
Though I have never seen the movie, the chud creatures seem to bare a great resemblance to creatures encountered in the video game "Splatter house 2"
Reply #13. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Chadzilla
Anyone ever notice that the diner attack sequence was removed from the middle of the movie and placed at the end to create a sequel hook? Look again. New World Pictures (who produced this really inventive satire/horror movie) evidently had a lot of faith in this movie, too bad it didn't fly. CHUD II: Bud the Chud was an absolutely atrocious in name only sequel directed by David (as in Amy's brother) Irving.
Screenwriter Parnell Hall is a part time Private Investigator that writes a series of comic murder mysteries involving the struggling writer/private investigator Stanley Hastings. When Stanley had a screenplay produced and destroyed by Hollywood hacks (revenge anyone, anyone?) the dust jacket of Hall showed him clowning around with one of the C.H.U.D. on the set of his own horrible movie experience.
Reply #14. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Chris K.
C.H.U.D. has it's momets. It just depends on which version you are watching. If you are asking their are more than just one version? Yes their is. In fact, not is their only two versions but three exist. The theatrical release version, the edited down re-issue version, and the TV version. The first version was released by New World Pictures totally uncut at the running time of 100 minutes. It didn't do so well and New World took C.H.U.D. and cut the film down to 88 minutes and it still was a box office failure. The scene with the two cops (one was a young John Goodman) in the diner was in the middle of the film, but in the re-issue version it was placed at the end to state that "the horror is not over" deal. The TV version contains some sequences that were cut from the theatrical version and also had the attack diner scene in the middle of the film. Personally, I have seen both the re-isssue 88 minute version and the TV version, but since Anchor Bay Entertainment is planning on issuing C.H.U.D. on video and DVD I hope they will release the original 100 minute version just to show us what the difference was. All in all, the make up effects were excellent and the acting was pretty good. Daniel Stern is both hillarious and straight forward as the Reverend who owns the soup kitchen. The lighting was also good (My TV copy actually has dark lighting on it. Is it the print quality? Who knows? All I know is that my TV picture was on the 45 brightness so I can see it better.) The gore effects were somewhat unconvincing, but some were still gross as Hell. I was dissapointed that we did not get to see the C.H.U.D.'s were not eating their victims on screen, but that could be some of the footage cut on the TV and re-issue version. C.H.U.D. is still a good film worthy of three stars. Let me just say this, would you rather want to watch a good film like C.H.U.D or a bad film like TITANIC. It is your choce.
Reply #15. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Irving Berlin
If you appreciate C.H.U.D.'s underlying message checkout the life's work of it's producer: Andrew Bonime. Nice to know that someone isn't in it for the money.
Reply #16. Posted on February 19, 2001, 05:41:12 PM by Rabid Ryan
C.H.U.D. is one nifty little monster movie. With some more monster shots and gore, this could have really been something. Would rather pay to see something like this than some teeny bob slasher flick like Scream, etc. Just to bad that blond never got naked.........sigh.
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